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    a few collocations of "threaten"

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to revise the following sentences?

    threaten = to utter threats against; to menace; to inspire with apprehension; to alarm, or attempt to alarm, as with the promise of something evil or disagreeable; to warn

    Let us straightly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.

    By turns put on the suppliant and the lord: threatened this moment, and the next implored.

    The skies look grimly and threaten present blusters.

    It threatens rain.

    The clouds threaten rain

    I am now threatened by up to 2 year jail.

    They threatened me with reprisals.

    She threatened to resign.

    He threatened me with his fist.

    He threatened me into adopting the project.

    threaten into adopting the project = strive for adopting of the project with blustering out threats

    Do you mean to threaten ?

    The poisonous snake was hissing and threatening.

    His "moods" threatened their peaceful life.

    The river threatened us with new dangers.

    The situation threatens to become dangerous.

    The candle threatened to go out.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: a few collocations of "threaten"

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to revise the following sentences?

    threaten = to utter threats against; to menace; to inspire with apprehension; to alarm, or attempt to alarm, as with the promise of something evil or disagreeable; to warn
    Let us straightly threaten them, so that hereafter they speak (henceforth) to no man in this name. I think ‘hereafter’ is a better word than ‘henceforth’

    By turns put on the suppliant and the lord: threatened this moment, and the next implored.
    Address the suppliant and the lord (judge) alternately, some time threatening and other time imploring.

    The skies look grimly and threaten present blusters. Ok

    It threatens rain with thunder.

    The dark clouds threaten rain.

    I am now threatened with a jail term (by) up to 2 years.

    They threatened me with reprisals.Ok

    She threatened to resign. Ok

    He threatened me with his fist. OK

    He coerced me into adopting the project with a threatening tone.

    threaten into adopting the project = strive for adopting of the project with blustering out threats

    Do you mean to threaten him?

    The poisonous snake was hissing and threatening. Ok

    His "moods" threatened their peaceful life. Ok

    The river threatened us with new/fresh dangers.

    The situation threatens to become dangerous.Ok

    The candle threatened to go out. Ok

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
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